Songs in the Key of Solitude, the debut album from Rosehardt, is borne of this internal push and pull between two similar yet contrasting states. Loneliness and solitude. The title is an homage to Stevie Wonder’s 1976 opus, but instead of a sonic survey of life’s beauty, Rosehardt turns the lens internally, analyzing faults, failures, and triumphs with equal verve. SKS emerged from a period of self-imposed isolation following the end of a relationship, a winter spent indoors and out of sight where Rosehardt began searching for a way to embrace being alone without falling into loneliness’ void. The artist wanted the sense of stillness provided by hibernating during NYC’s bone-chilling winter months to be able to learn how to express, and finally accept, the internal quiet that comes with being truly at peace with yourself. A contented solitude that comes with being exactly where you need to be, when you want to be.
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